Who Are Greta Thunberg’s Father & Mother and What is Their Net Worth?
Is it safe to say that children of celebrities are also celebrities? In the case of Greta Thunberg, the answer is a yes. Greta Thunberg is just a teen but has been making waves in recent times.
Greta Thunberg has been the initiator of the protest for climate change and the school strikes all over the world. However, let’s examine who the parents of this teenage girl are, and how they have been supporting their daughter.
Greta Thunberg’s parents are Svante Thunberg, who is an actor, and Malena Ernman, who is an opera singer. Greta Thunberg also has a sibling named Beata. On the 23rd of December 2018, Greta posted a picture showing Greta, Beata, Malena, Svante, and their pet on Twitter, captioning; “Happy Holidays from my family and me”.
Her Mum Wrote a Book
Malena Ernman wrote an autobiography about herself in 2018. The short book was titled ‘Scenes from the Heart’. In this book, Malena narrated her journey as an opera singer and how she has been managing her family.
She also discussed her older daughter who is suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome and her younger daughter who is suffering from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). However, Malena describes these neurological differences as ‘superpowers’ rather than term them any negative words. Greta Thunberg has also made mention of this on her Twitter page when she was slammed for keeping it a secret.
When she was slammed by a Twitter user, Thunberg replied that she sees it as a superpower.
“You know you are winning when haters begin to castigate your differences”, she concluded.
Her Parents’ Impact on Greta’s Activism
Greta Thunberg has achieved quite a lot through her involvement in the protest and the school strikes that were stimulated through her activism. However, all her deeds are innate as she has been carrying out such activism since she was young.
When she was very much younger, she committed her parents to make some changes in the family lifestyle just to reduce the carbon footprints of the family.
This was just the beginning of Greta Thunberg’s aspirations for a better future. When she was 15 years of age, Greta would skip schools and stand in front of the Swedish parliament, calling for actions from the government. In a picture, Greta was seen holding up an inscription that reads ‘Skolstrejk for klimatet’, which when interpreted in English means ‘school strike for climate’.
Initially, her parents were against such actions, especially as she wouldn’t go to school, but they eventually supported her in her activism.
“We respect the fact that she wants her voice to be heard, she prefers to stage a protest rather than just sit at home and not be happy”, her father concluded.
However, her father’s word suggests that she had experienced depression before she started her activism and that the initial changes in the family that she inspired had also inspired her.
Her Parents’ Net Worth
Greta Thunberg’s parents have both been successful in their respective careers. In 2009, Malena had partaken in the Eurovision song contest. A lot have been wondering about how much they could worth.
However, information about their exact net worth is unknown. We can just assume that the couple is moderately rich. This assumption is made based on the fact that they both had successful careers.
On the other hand, based on reports by the Idol Persona website, Greta Thunberg has been estimated to worth about $1 million.
Her Impacts All Over the World
Well, Greta Thunberg has grown to make a difference, not just in her immediate environment, but also all over the world. There is no doubt that Alfred and Malena have both raised an exceptional and passionate daughter. Even though the school strike activism was solely started by her, school strikes are now being organized by students all over the world.
She has been recognized and offered some awards for her endeavor. However, Greta rejected an environmental award presented to her by the Nordic Council. She then posted on her Instagram page that her activist group doesn’t need awards and that what it needs is that the government and politicians begin to heed to Science.